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Lenoir-Rhyne's Blake Baker and Joe Ray were named to the 2014 D2Football.com Preseason All-American First Team while the Bears were picked seventh in its national preseason Top 25 poll.

The Texas Rangers announced today that Hickory Crawdads infielder Michael De Leon and catcher Kevin Torres have been promoted to the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, giving the 'Dads 12 different players this season who have moved up in the Rangers organization.

Appalachian State University women’s soccer midfielder, Merlin Beckwith (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams), was awarded with Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors,

Appalachian State University women’s tennis revealed its schedule for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday. The schedule includes three matches during fall competition and eight home contests during the spring

The Lees-McRae men’s soccer team was selected to finish fourth in the Conference Carolinas coaches’ preseason poll, the league office announced Tuesday morning.